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Traitor to his class: the privileged life and radical presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the twentieth century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years and on his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised. His combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy saved democracy in America during the Great Depression and championed the American cause of freedom in World War II.

Drawing on archival materials, public speeches, personal correspondence, and accounts by family members and close associates, acclaimed bestselling historian and biographer H. W. Brands offers a compelling and intimate portrait of Roosevelt's life and career.

Brands explores the powerful influence of FDR's dominating mother and the often tense and always unusual partnership between FDR and his wife, Eleanor, and her indispensable contributions to his presidency. Most of all, the book traces in breathtaking detail FDR's revolutionary efforts with his New Deal legislation to transform the American political economy in order to save it, his forceful-and cagey-leadership before and during World War II, and his lasting legacy in creating the foundations of the postwar international order.

Traitor to His Class brilliantly captures the qualities that have made FDR a beloved figure to millions of Americans.

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subject_facet Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
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